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Coordinator, Office of Global Health Initiatives
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 10, 2018
Title Coordinator, Office of Global Health Initiatives
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Public Health and Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Health Services
    Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary
The part-time (0.50 FTE) Coordinator for the Office of Global Health Initiatives (OGHI) in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will contribute to achieving the mission to identify, engage in, and advance innovative and sustainable solutions to significant global health problems. You will facilitate the development of effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students from five departments across the School; as well as collaborate with colleagues and individuals from other institutions of higher learning and organizations involved in delivering care and support to populations locally and globally.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promote student engagement in global health research and practice
  • Coordinate recruitment and exchange program activities for Health in Brazil, a collaboration between the University at Buffalo and UNIPAC in Brazil. Coordinate the OGHI student fieldwork award application process and an annual Seminar Series
  • Manage OGHI communications such as web content, the development and distribution of updates for wide circulation, and dissemination of information regarding global health activities at SPHHP and the University.
  • Collaborate with the Community for Global Health Equity to coordinate the annual Refugee Health Summit and Annual Global Health Day.

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at UB offers programs at every degree level and is the home to five departments; biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities and individuals. The SPHHP is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo. For more information about the school, visit

The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; effective oral and communication skills; demonstrated ability to take ownership of an assigned function and make independent decisions.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree; experience in international settings, particularly in a low- or middle-income country setting; an interest in global issues, advanced knowledge of public health and more specifically, global health.

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